Scenic vistas, cool mountain air, rich agricultural land & trout-filled streams combine pleasantly in Eastern Shasta Country. Beautiful lakes, such as Lake Britton, Big Lake, Fall River Lake, & Eastman, Crystal and Baum Lakes all accomodate activities such as sailing, water skiing, and fishing. The Fall River valley, containing rich fertile soils, clean air, spring waters, and a crisp climate, produces 25% of the world’s wild rice. The town of Fall River Mills proudly plays host to one of the region’s beloved museums, the Fort Crook Museum, which preserves the 150-old log buildings built to serve the outpost. Shasta County’s eastern region also boasts the town of Burney, a humble logging town now developed into a popular destination, and only a few minutes from McArthur- Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The park, along with the Pacific Crest Trail and numerous unequaled attractions, all help make Eastern Shasta Country a recreation paradise.
Heading east on Highway 44 from the Sacramento Valley, you’ll find the northern entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park, home to Manzanita Lake and the Loomis Museum. Just north of the park is Hat Creek, famous for its spring fed waters and abundant rainbow trout. Numerous volcanic features in the area are highlighted by Subway Cave, an underground, easily-explored phenomenon. Campgrounds and picnic areas adjacent to the creek provide for memorable weekend getaways or perfect stops for a quick lunch.